Contact Lenses after 40
Many contact lens wearers run into the issue of finding it difficult to read and do close work with their contact lenses after the age of 40. This is due to the effect of presbyopia (age related loss of focusing flexibility). Options to correct for presbyopia:
1. MONOVISION CONTACT LENSES:
The contact lens in one eye delivers clear distance vision and the contact lens in the other eye is modified to make reading easier. This option works well for around two out of three people. Some people find monovision difficult if most of their day is spent on the computer or doing detailed close work.
2. MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES:
These are contact lenses especially designed to deliver simultaneously clear vision for both long distance and for reading. This option works well for around two out of three people. Some people find multifocal contact lenses difficult as there is some compromise of both distance and near vision in achieving simultaneously clear vision.
3. READING GLASSES:
These are worn over the contact lenses when required: obviously this is not the best option for people who wish to avoid the use of glasses at all times.
Book a time with our optometrists to explore your options.